‘Anwla’ tree is found every where in gardens and forests of India. It is a medium sized tree around 20 to 25 ft . in height . .Its leaves are long , rectangular and wing shaped which are well set and congruous to those of ‘tamarind’ tree (Imli). It has yellow coloured small flowers which sprout in long bunches. Its fruits are pulpy and circular shaped and are one inch in diameter , greenish in colour having light yellow reflection. There are six vertical lines over the surface of the fruit and also on hexagonal seed inside it . ‘Anwla’ is supposed to be best in the chemical properties and because of that it is called ‘ Amrit fruit’ in Ayurved. This fruit also contains Vitamin ‘C’ in sufficient quantity which is 20 times more than that of the orange.
‘Trifala’ powder is prepared from these fruits. Namely ‘Anwla’ (Myrobalan) , Bahera (Terminalia – Bellarica) and ‘Harra’ (Terminala – Chebula) .For Washing of eyes. ‘Trifala powder is dissolved in water and the solution , so prepared is kept for the whole night and then in the morning , the eyes are washed with its filtered solution which increases the vision of eyes. For healing of stomach disorder, its powder is dissolved in luke – warm water and then this solution is taken before going to bed , every night. The mixture of ‘Anwla’ Reeth (Soap – nut) and ‘Sikakai’ is useful against hair problems . The hair oil made of ‘Brahmi’ and ‘Anwla’ is also useful for hair . Besides., ‘Anwla juice ‘ mixed with sugar candy gives quick relief in ‘Hiccup ‘ and Vomiting . The use of Anwla power with Ghee and Honey in the night increase appetite . Its regular use increases the blood level also . ‘Anwla’ is a main ingredient of Ayurvedic tonic , called ‘Chyavanprash’ , the use of which increases the level of energy and immunity.